The sad news broke this weekend that legendary animator Richard Williams, who counts Who Framed Roger Rabbit among his many impressive credits, has passed away at the age of 86. Reportedly he was still animating until he took suddenly ill recently. As a result, we have bumped our previously-scheduled video to next week so we could bring you this.
As a tribute to this largely over-looked genius, we’re bringing you a short video by The Royal Ocean Film Society about Willaims. While it’s a great sampling of his work, it is very short and some of the information about his epic, unfinished work, The Thief and The Cobbler, isn’t entirely accurate, but you can see the sheer beauty and high level of craft on display in his work in the animation they show.